Santa Ana screens film for charity

March 29, 2017 by  

Movie buffs in Santa Ana are looking forward to participating in the ‘1984’ National Event Day Screening.

Showing at the Frida, the nationwide event is an attempt to bring arthouse cinemas together to support charitable causes.

The film, based on the famous work by George Orwell, ‘1984’ follows Winston Smith, a man working in a government office in a dystopian version of London. As a form of rebellion, the character begins to keep a journal.

The work is famous for coining phrases such as ‘Big Brother’ and ‘doublethink’, and many praise it for its championing of free thinking, creativity, and public speech. The screening will be held on the same day Smith’s journal begins in the story.

Other than a special poster printing, the film will be shown just like any other at the Frida, but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. This is a coordinated act being conducted across the country, with each cinema choosing its own cause to support. The Frida will be giving money to Santa Ana’s Public Law Center, which provides nearly 70,000 hours of free legal services to underprivileged people living in the city.

The 1984 National Event Day Screening will be held on April 4 starting at 7:30 pm at the Frida Cinema, located at 305 E. 4th St. Admission is $10 a person. Anyone looking for more information should visit the website.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984): National Event Day Screening